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Reimbursement Information

The Texas Center for the Judiciary’s reimbursement policies govern reimbursement of travel expenses for county court at law and district judges. County judges will be reimbursed by the Texas Association of Counties. Justices of the Peace will not be reimbursed. Reimbursements for personal expenses and tips are not allowed. If you have any questions contact us at (512) 482-8986, or toll free at (888) 785-8986. Forms may be submitted by mail, fax or email.

Mail to:
Texas Center for the Judiciary
ATTN: Accounting
1210 San Antonio, Ste 800
Austin, TX 78701
Fax: (512) 469-7664
E-mail: accounting@yourhonor.com

Direct Deposit
Sign up for direct deposit by stapling a voided check onto your reimbursement form or download one here and mail or fax it to the address above.

Parking
Valet parking will not be reimbursed unless you require special assistance. Airport parking receipts are required for reimbursement.

Transportation
You may be reimbursed for economy airfare or 53.5 cents per mile for travel by personal automobile. Airfare receipts must include the name of the traveler and airline, the ticket number, class of transportation, fare basis code, travel dates, and dollar amount. Itineraries/ confirmations that show cost but not payment will not be reimbursed. Rental cars must be approved in advance to be eligible for reimbursement. Rental cars without prior approval will be denied.

Mileage Calculation
You must include a detailed map with your reimbursement form.

  • Include your home or court address and the destination The map must have line by line driving directions.
  • Make sure the map shows the total one-way mileage.
  • Maps that show mileage increments without a total are not acceptable per grant guidelines.
  • In determining mileage you may choose the most cost-effective, reasonably safe, shortest route, the quickest drive time or the safest road conditions between destination points.


Meals
The actual cost of meals will be reimbursed and are not to exceed $11 breakfast, $12 lunch and $23 dinner. Your reimbursement cannot exceed $38.25 on travel days. Itemized meal receipts are required. Tips and the purchase of alcoholic beverages will not be reimbursed.

  • You may only claim meals that are not provided as part of the conference. For example, if breakfast is served at the conference, you may not claim a reimbursement for it. 
  • Provided meals are for participants only, guests must arrange for their own meals. 
  • You may claim meals for times you are traveling. 
  • Day of Departure. Breakfast may be claimed if you depart before 8:00 am; Lunch - if you depart before 1 pm; Dinner - if you depart before 6:00 pm. 
  • Day of Return. Breakfast may be claimed if you arrive home after 9:00 am; Lunch - if you arrive home after 2:00 pm.; Dinner - if you arrive home after 7:00 pm.
  • Be sure to indicate your arrival and departure times on your reimbursement form. If you are delayed in your travels due to airline delays or traffic, please indicate this on your form. Forms without arrival and departure times will be reviewed according to the printed flight schedule or travel time indicated on the map.


Lodging
 
The single occupancy rate of $91 plus applicable taxes for your hotel room will be reimbursed for arrival on 6/7 and departure on 6/8. Additional room nights, guests, and incidentals are not reimbursable.


Please do not send your reimbursement form more than once. Receiving multiple forms by mail, fax and email cause confusion and can greatly delay your reimbursement. If you are unsure if we received your reimbursement form please call us at (512) 482-8986 before sending another copy.


All reimbursement claims must be submitted within 60 days of the event. The deadline for submitting reimbursement forms for this program is August 7, 2017. Please allow 30 days (from the date we receive your form) for processing. Failure to complete this form properly may result in delayed reimbursement.

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